Conan The Barbarian will slaughter two weeks later on Playstation 3

THQ recently revealed it is moving its hack-and-slash title Conan The Barbarian from October to an end of September release. The game developed by Nihilistic is slated to hit stores in America and Europe on September 29. This, however, only accounts for the Xbox 360 version, as THQ today revealed in its newest release schedule that the Playstation 3 version will hit stores on October 12, in both the US and Europe.

A specific reason for the short delayment was not given. This however is not the first time the Playstation 3 version of a multiplatform game hits later than the other versions. THQ's Juiced 2 will hit stores in October on PS3 and PSP, where the Xbox 360, PS2 and NDS versions will hit stores next week.

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Lightning Mr Bubbles3720d ago (Edited 3720d ago )


what could 2 weeks possibly do? And why does it seem like every game is doing this? Real explaination needed. It almost seems like every developer is under contract to give the XBOX 360 a timed exclusive.

I don't see why you can't get the game out on both consoles at the same time, when you're talking mere weeks.

Do I care about Conan? No, but this seems like a trend and someone needs to explain why. Because I just don't see any possible reason for it.

Next time it could be a game that actually means something like Call of Duty 4, Assassins Creed, Rock band, or Guitar Hero.

Maybe people just think it's the stylish thing to do, since everyone else is doing it. That's about all I can think of, because there's no other explaination.

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MaximusPrime3720d ago

@Evilangel: welcome to my ignore list. you're clearly an xbot. We do not want you foul mouthed and pointless comment on here.

stee1563720d ago

wow Evil-Angel you gotta calm down and breathe man he was just making a comment.

Anyway I think its a matter of which console the developers develop on first. We've all heard months ago about how a game thats being made on the xbox first will have a hard time being ported to the ps3. However if a game is made on the ps3 first it's rather easy to just port to the xbox. So I think its more or less the developers making the game on xbox not prepared for the port to the ps3 and then realizing its going to take awhile.

I think Assassins Creed is being made on the ps3 first then ported to the xbox since it was originally a ps3 exclusive but who knows maybe they switched.

Anyways just give it time, I'm sure developers will wise up soon.

supaet3720d ago

more like certification and uncooperation from sony's part.

I think it's more sony's problem rather than the publisher's problem that causes short delays like this.

also, for this game only, it might be ready already now, but they're pushing it back to one week after halo.

w57cpd3720d ago (Edited 3720d ago )

For the people that have the PS3 and the Xbox 360 a delay can determine which system they decide to purchase the game on. When a game comes out for the 360 first, the chance of a person buying the PS3 version goes down and vise verse. By coming out first, the Xbox 360 version will sell more copies automatically. Time exclusive games can hurt a console if it is the same game with no added features whether you believe or not.

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SuicidalTendencies3720d ago

What's there not to "get"? It's been stated numerous times that the 360 is easier to develop for. They might need an extra week to work out some glitches. Also, way to crap on a game you haven't even played yet.

Lightning Mr Bubbles3720d ago (Edited 3720d ago )

If you delay a game two weeks for my console, you pissed me off. This isn't exactly a highly anticipated AAA classic. I might of considered renting Conan to see if it's any good but not anymore.

This shows no respect. They can't wait 2 weeks and be fair to everyone? The PS3 does have like a 4 million userbase.

BenzMoney3720d ago

Deal with it and stop being a baby. I'm sure they don't care that you're not going to be renting their game anymore.

sajj3163720d ago

I don't understand what 2 weeks will give you. If it was delayed a month, maybe. 2-3 weeks of extra dev time + 1 week of shipping preperation. 2 weeks will do what?

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